Advisors' confidence in the economy and the stock market regressed slightly -- about a quarter of point -- to an aggregate score of 113.54 in April, according to the Advisor Confidence Index (ACI), a benchmark that takes the pulse of 150 registered independent advisors and their outlook for both the U.S. economy and stock market.

The data mirrors similar concerns and apprehension expressed earlier this month by high net worth investors who also see inflation, general economic instability around the globe and rising oil prices as the biggest threats to the U.S. economy's fledgling recovery.

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